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Wednesday, 2 June 1926

Senator FOLL (QUEENSLAND) .- When I entered the chamber to-day I had not made up my mind as to how I should vote on this item. In common with other honorable senators who have expressed their views on fiscal matters, I am willing to assist in affording necessary protection to any industry which is striving to compete against the manufactures of other countries which are being sold in Australia at rates much lower than are being charged for similar articles produced in the Commonwealth. That is not the case in this instance-

Senator Elliott - If the Austraiian Distilleries Limited increased the price of Australian whisky so that it would have to be sold at lOd. a nobbier, would the honorable senator support the higher duties ?

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